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Katie Davis

Hi, I'm Katie Davis, author/illustrator, podcaster,lover of online reciprocity and Director of Possibilities at BoomZoom Media, LLC.

Children’s author/illustrator Katie Davis has published ten books, nine of them for children and one for adults, an eBook, How to Promote Your Children's Book: Tips, Tricks, and Secrets to Create a Bestseller. She appears monthly on the ABC affiliate show, Good Morning CT, recommending great books for kids. Katie Davis produces a podcast, Brain Burps About Books; she writes a blog and monthly newsletter; and has designed and hosted webinars, all in an effort to "spread the gospel of kidlit." Katie's book trailers have been finalists for both a Moby award as well as an SLJ Trailee Award, with the video for her latest picture book, Little Chicken's Big Day winning the 2012 Trailee.Katie Davis is a two-time Cybils judge and has also judged the Golden Kite, Katie has taught in a maximum security prison teaching Writing for Children and over the last dozen years has presented and keynoted at schools, writing conferences, and fundraising galas.

Katie Davis's Background

Katie Davis's Experience

Director of Possibilities at BoomZoom Media

2008 - 2010

Chief Bottle Washer at Dirty Dishes

1988 - 1992

Created and produced a line of handpainted ceramic goods sold nationally.

Copywriter at Grey and Marshalk Advertising, among others

June 1982 - 1989

Writing public relations and advertising copy for multiple companies.

Podcast Producer at Brain Burps About Books

March 2010

The podcast Brain Burps About Books is #1 in iTunes in Children's Publishing and has been downloaded in 43% of the world (109 far!) The show is created and hosted by author/illustrator Katie Davis, and it's all about the business of children's books, literacy, publishing, craft, creating, promoting, and writing.

Advisory Board Member at Brooke Jackman Foundation


Judge for Cybils, 2010 & 2011 at Cybil Awards

September 2010

The Cybil awards are given each year by children's literature bloggers who are selected from a large pool of qualified experts to be panelists and judges . The awards are given after the first of the year for the previous year's best children's and young adult titles.

Author/Illustrator at Self Employed


My new book (with Jerry Davis) is Little Chicken's Big Day and debuts April 19, 2011 (S&S/McElderry). It follows seven other picture books, including Who Hops? and Kindergarten Rocks! (both Harcourt) and one novel, The Curse of Addy McMahon (HarperCollins/Greenwillow).

Regular Guest at WTNH-TV


I make monthly appearances on Good Morning, CT, recommending great books for kids.

Author/Illustrator at Self Employed


Author & illustrator of 9 books for children. Published picture books include Who Hops? (Harcourt, 1998), Kindergarten Rocks! (Harcourt 2005), and Mabel the Tooth Fairy and How She Got Her Job (Harcourt 2003). Novels include The Curse of Addy McMahon (Greenwillow, 2008). The latest (with Jerry Davis) is Little Chicken's Big Day and debuts April 19, 2011.

Katie Davis's Education

Boston University

1977 – 1981

B.S. in Communications

Concentration: Photo-Journalism

Edgemont Junior - Senior High School

Katie Davis's Interests & Activities

Social media, marketing, knitting, beading, writing, drawing, teaching people to boost their careers.

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